Premiers Groups + Premeres

Premiers (LA)

– Baby/ New Moon, ’56 (Dig 106)

– Have A Heart/ My Darling, ’56 (Dig 113)

– Your Kiss, ’57 (Dig 141-Unreleased)

– Red Sails In The Sunset, ’57 (Dig 141-Unreleased & Relic LP 5052 (A2), ’85)

– My Darling, ’85 (Relic LP 5052 (B3))

– Baby, ’85 (Relic LP 5052 (B9))


Premiers (Julie Stevens & The) – Blue Mood/ Crazy Bells, ’56 (Dig 115 & Eldo 107, ’60) (The book also listed Dice 115 which is likely an error.)


Premiers (LA-Uncredited) backing Julie Stephens (Johnny Otis Orchestra) – Take My Heart/ I Don’t Want To Know, ’57 (Dig 129) (Book also listed under Julie Stevens.)



Premiers (Chicago) (John McKinney & The) – Angels In The Sky/ Gee (How I Love You), ’56 (Mad 1009)



Premiers (NY-Gone Label) – Is It A Dream/ Valerie, ’57 (Gone 5009) (Group is unconnected to other Premiers groups.)



Premiers (Detroit) – When You Are In Love/ The Trap Of Love, ’57 (Fortune 527) (Group members listed on label: Joe Carter, Alice McLeod, George Bohannon & Jesse Carter.)



Premiers (RCA Group) (w Sonny) – Hey Miss Fancy, ’57 (RCA 6958)

Premiers (RCA Group) (w Leroy) –  Run Along Baby, ’57 (RCA 6958)


Premiers (RCA Group) (w Leroy) –  Run Along Baby, ’57 (RCA 6958)

Premiers (RCA Group) (w Leroy) –  Run Along Baby (Coast 102-bootleg)

(Other information indicates these Coast bootlegs are from the mid 1980s.  See comment for A-side flip link.  A scan for the B-side flip, ‘I’m So Sad’ by Jimmy Dockett is @



Premiers (New Jersey) – Hop And Skip/ Uh-Huh, ’58 (Bond 5803-5804)



Premiers (Cindy Group) – China Doll/ Life Is Grand, ’58 (Cindy 3008) (No scans found.  No info on group.)



Premiers & The Invictas (F-M-East Coast?) – Do It/ Magic Of Love/ Do It, ’59 (F-M 677) (One source locates on non-specific East Coast.)



Premiers (Mink & Best)

– Angel Love/ False Love, ’59 (Best 1004) (Book dated as 1962 under Julie Stevens & The Premiers.  All sources say 1959.)

– I Think I Love You/ Tonight, ’59 (Mink 021 & Parkway 807, ’60)

Both Best and Mink are Philadelphia labels.  Old info I had was that they were the same group: Are they?



The following are the Roger Koob related groups.  With further personnel changes to the Premiers-Travelers groups, Roger Koob later formed the Frontiers (New Haven) group on Philips & MGM.


Premiers (New Haven) (ft Roger Koob) (First Group) – Linda/ I Needed Love, ’59 (Alert 703)


Premiers (New Haven) (First Group) – Jolene/ Oh Theresa, ’59 (Alert 706)


Premiers (New Haven) (Second Group)

– Pigtails Eyes Are Blue/ I Pray, ’60 (Fury 1029)

– Falling Star/ She Gives Me Fever, ’61 (Rust 5032)


Premiers (New Haven) (Second Group) as Roger & The Travelers – You’re Daddy’s Little Girl/ Just Gotta Be That Way, ’61 (Ember 1079)


Premiers (New Haven) (Second Group) as Roger & The Travellers – To Be My Love/ Smile, ’78 (Crystal Ball 128)



Premiers (Los Angeles) (Second Group-Doowop Style) (The group is label-named.  Marty Cooper produced.)

– Evening Star/ Last Of The Real Smart Guys, ’61 (Dore 603)

– What Makes Little Girls Cry/ She Goes Oonka Chicka, ’61 (Dore 614)



Prince Joseph’s Premiers – Reverie {I}/ Double Date {I}, ’61 (Clock 1042) (Book listed as Premiers.)



Premiers (Los Angeles) (Dore Second Group-Doowop Style) (The group is label-named.  Marty Cooper produced.)

– Evening Star/ Last Of The Real Smart Guys, ’61 (Dore 603)

– She Goes Oonka Chicka/ What Makes Little Girls Cry, ’61 (Dore 614) (No scan for a-side.)



Premiers (East Los Angeles) (Ronnie (Montoya) & The) – Sharon/ Cha Cha Rock, ’61 (Highland 1014) (Montoya-Rodriguez-writing credits.)



Premiers (Baltimore) backing Herb Johnson – Help/ Crying Blues, ’63 (Palm 301) (Premiers gm:  Louis Jackson.)



Premiers (Arcadia CA Label) – Frantic {I}, ’64 (Sahara 103) (The flip is by the Phaetons.)



Premiers (Greenville MS-Chicago) (ref Eddie Clark) – Speaking Of You (Over-dubbed Version)/ Funky Monkey (Over-dubbed Version), ’68 (Odex 1711)

(Info reports originally released on JOB 503 as ‘Funky-Monkey/Speaking Of You but most date the JOB release as 1971.  Release dates confirmations are needed.)



Premiers (Philly Soul) (ref J Kelly) – Lonely Weatherman/ I Won’t Stand In Your Way, ’70 (Mohican 100 & Scepter 12298)



Premeres (ft Artie & Linda) – Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside), ’64 (Chancellor 1147) (Book listed as a Premiers group.)

Premeres (Artie & Linda With The) – Blueberry Hill, ’64 (Chancellor 1147)



Premieres (Wichita Kansas Group) – Firewater {I}, ’59 (Nu-Phi 701-702 (U-428))

Premieres (Wichita Kansas Group) (Vocal-Bucky Walters) – Younger Than You, ’59 (Nu-Phi 701-702 (U-429))

(Book listed as Premiers.)


4 thoughts on “Premiers Groups + Premeres

    • Thanks for the B-side scan.

      I’m familiar with the Dore/Doré spelling difference. I might, one day, change all my posts to Doré.

      Thanks again.

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